Chicago’s tobi lou drops his new mixtape Live on Ice, a 21-track project that features guest appearances from Erica René, Tony Bigz, Rockie Fresh, Facer, VERNON, Ryan Destiny and LEJKEYS. The project fully immerses you in the cinematic universe he’s so carefully crafted through incredible videos, such as “Waterboy” and fresh tunes.
“I felt like my entire life I’ve been waiting for whatever moment this is. I’m finally having an awakening and seizing my moment by putting out my first real offering and saying. OK, I’m ready, judge me”
Tobi lou brings the Chicago soul to this album. He switches flows periodically, mixing between earnest songwriting and some more up-tempo rapping that matches the bangers on this record. He dives into many of the issues that the modern youth of America grapple with like meaningless relationships, phone addiction and struggling with money.
The productions keep the listener on his toes. At its core, the album is grounded in the soulful Chicago sound we have become familiar with, but it also expands into some more trap or drum-heavy tunes, in addition to soft, R&B tracks.
Stream the album and watch his latest video below.